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4.33/5 rDev +0.5%
Back from Salzburg, now what? Most of the major attractions are closed, except for one category; beer halls! Oh dear, another one? Well, if they're pouring Ayinger, and happen to serve a yummy pork entree, then I might consider...
Alive at 9pm and nearly packed with the exception of a few seats at the bar. The bar takes the shape most resemblant of a question mark. Spirits and bottled Ayinger beers stand behind the bar. Several bartenders behind the bar at one time and looking to serve quickly, which was refreshing. That wasn't the only refreshing aspect...
8 taps of Ayinger beer flowing from the barrels, which included the Weisse, Jahrhundert, Dark Wheat, Pilsner, Lager, Dunkel, Kellerbier, and Celebrator. Beer and food prices are fair for Munich, with half-liter pours hitting anywhere from €3.40-3.90. Several types of glassware are provided for the beer, depending on style and size.
Au gratin pork chop with potato dumpling, vegetable, and a pretzel? That will put a smile on me, especially after a half-liter of Jahrhundert.
I didn't have much chance to visit Aying, but I suspect that Ayinger am Platzl is a worthy alternate. At the very least, it's a quality visit and perhaps my second favorite beer stop in Munich.
05-09-2013 21:35:46 | More by DoubleJ
3.93/5 rDev -8.8%
Went here randomly on a Sunday night. It was kind of dead.
It has a small Biergarten outside and that was pretty sparsely filled. Inside there were maybe 5 people at the bar which sat about 20 and 3 or 4 tables were taken.
The service was prompt and friendly to start. I ordered the Jahrhundertbier from the cask. It was utterly delicious. The beer was on average 3.80 per half liter, which is pricey but not ridiculously so. The food though is super expensive. The cheapest entree seemed to be 11,60. And that was what I ordered. It was actually a nice portion and tasty as well. There is obviously snacks and appetizers for less but in general it is pretty pricey. Luckily, the pretzels were free.
After I was done eating I ordered a Kellerbier which was also very tasty and sat and talked with my friends for a few hours. It was a relaxing atmosphere.
Overall it is expensive but the beer is pretty tasty.
05-09-2011 12:02:28 | More by crossovert
United Kingdom (England)
4.33/5 rDev +0.5%
This restaurant/bar is right opposite the Hofbrau House, with seating outside and in. The interior is formal but very pleasant, clean, attractive and more up market than some places. There is an extensive and very good food menu, which is a little more costly than some, but worth the extra. This is (as others have said) not a beer hall, but a restaurant, though there is seating at the bar. Quiet pleasant surroundings with very good service, a peaceful haven from the Hofbrau House opposite! Waiting staff were very attentive, and made us especially welcome on return visits. There were five Ayinger Beers on tap at the time of our visit, and I personally rate them as possibly the best beers (apart from the Hefe Weiss - Schneider takes the prize for that!) available in Munich. The Lager Helles is crystal clear, light and refreshing, but a nice bitter hoppy aftertaste, and not "gassy" which makes it a great session beer - and a lot more character than most of the Lager beers in Munich. The Dunkel is darkish, sweeter and more malty, and again easy to drink and very pleasant. The unfiltered Keller beer was very similar to the Helles in character, though a little softer and rounder in texture. There were two Weiss beers, one pale, one dunkel and both were very good, the dunkel weiss being sweeter (though not that dark) and both excellent examples of the style. We returned here most evenings for our final beers, always had good service and enjoyed the beers very much. Quiet peaceful relaxed friendly atmosphere, good service and great beers make this my favourite Munich place for a beer. But, if you want loud beer hall frantic atmosphere and large crowds of drinkers, then go across the street!
We visited this bar again several times in May 2009, and enjoyed it as before, though the service could be a bit hit and miss! The keller unfiltered beer was great, as with all Ayinger beers, a great place for a more relaxed beer than the Hofbrau (or the Hard Rock which should be avoided!) If you like Ayinger beers, then a trip to Aying Village and Leibhards Bar/Restaurant should be on your list of 'to do's!' Only 30 mins on local S Bahn to Aying.
B'ham UK April 2007
04-16-2007 11:26:05 | More by JohnW
3.78/5 rDev -12.3%
I visited this place on a Saturday night in December 2007. To me, its name is Ayingers Speis und Trank (Food and Drink) and is part of the four star Platzl Hotel. With this in mind, this place is distinctly more reserved than many Munchner establishments, and we were met with this fairly unwelcoming besuited gentleman just inside the door. He wasn't too keen to have us enter as tables were full, but he agreed to allow us sit up at the bar as all we wanted were drinks. In contrast, the barmen were most friendly and accomodating. I spied a seasonal Winterbock (330ml) on the blackboard, so I went for that but it was a little on the bland side. My second beer was the Ayinger Helles and lastly we went for the Helles Holzfass direct from the wooden cask that they had just tapped. Nice work with the mallet, guys! This was a very nice place, and its atmosphere is a direct contrast from the Hofbrauhaus.
12-13-2007 17:26:45 | More by JohnfromDublin
British Columbia (Canada)
4.22/5 rDev -2.1%
This is a fairly large place, but it has more of a pub than a beer hall. Very nicely finished and clean. We stopped in on the evening of March 19, after dinner... but it looks like it'd be a decent place to eat as well.
I had both their Weizens and a Celebrator (vom-fass), all of which were a real treat. They had great pretzels, and my wife had a nice desert as well.
They were serving a helles lager from a wooden cask, and I'm still kicking myself for not trying it!
I miss those Bavarian pretzels!
04-11-2006 00:22:08 | More by Derek
United Kingdom (Scotland)
4.16/5 rDev -3.5%
Visited on the evening of the 01/10/2010, after returning from visiting Salzburg's Augustiner Kloster Mulln. Anywhere would find it difficult to top that!
Located across from the Hofbrauhaus, during the Oktoberfest, Platzl was buzzing. There was a large queue for the Hofbrauhaus, so there was security on the door here to stop the worse for wear from creating a rowdy atmosphere inside.
Inside, its very well decorated, yellow walls, polished teak wood everywhere, gold rimmed plates and glasses, its very classy.
We sampled the Jahrhundert bier which was in excellent condition in its branded glassware. Served with from fresh delicious pretzels by the obviously stressed but still managing a smile waitress.
The atmosphere was certainly busy but made up of mostly couples or small groups, many enjoying the a la carte menu alongside typical Bavarian dishes. Did not sample the food but certainly looked excellent.
Ayingers full selection available including Kellerbier however i didnt notice Celebrator on the menu!
Overall, this seems a lovely place to enjoy some fine dining alongside a selection of fantastic condition beers from an excellent brewery. Certainly one to note.
10-24-2010 21:13:17 | More by seanyfo
3.28/5 rDev -23.9%
Found my notes on this one the other day.
I went here after having dinner at the Hofbrauhaus across the street with the hopes of having a Celebrator draught or two or three, but alas they were out (this being sometime in early november, the date however escapes me). The atmosphere was mostly dead and it was a saturday evening. The only people around were traveling businessmen drinking by themselves.
The whole atmosphere seem geared for business travelers not for locals, beer lovers, or anyone who enjoys a pub like atmosphere. In short, it does not compare to the atmosphere of the city's brewhalls but I have a feeling it was never meant to.
The food menu looked extensive but since I was just coming from dinner I didnt give it much more than a glance. Their were five or so offerings on tap but I only tried one which I thought was okay but I had expected better.
Service was fairly good. The waiter, as he wasnt busy, waited and served us promptly. He was friendly and was happy to make some small talk, a rarity in itself in Germany.
12-09-2003 15:22:35 | More by allboutbierge
3.73/5 rDev -13.5%
Ayinger is right across from the Hofbrauhaus, Augustiener and Hard Rock at a small but busy intersection. We only went for a beer in the pm, but had no issues getting a table even though they tried to fill up for an early dinner already. I didn't get what I ordered (but was charged for it) and the waitress didn't really get the difference ...she seemed extremely tired and exhausted, guess she just wanted to be done with the day. Everything else seemed to be great. Nothing to complain and food at the surrounding tables look great. Difference here to the Hofbrauhaus is that actually a lot of locals are coming, not just tourists
08-17-2009 01:08:03 | More by Schwab
Wirtshaus Ayingers in München, Germany
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